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25 November Written Reply to Question 2656 - (a) What is the working status of the pumps delivering water from the Heyshope Dam in the Usutu catchment to the Vaal River upstream of Grootdraai Dam, (b) what was the capacity transferred in each month in the (i) 2015 and (ii) 2016 calendar years
25 November Written Reply to Question 2655 - Whether her department is experiencing any challenges with the transfer of water from the Tugela River to the Vaal River via the Drakensberg scheme; if so, what are the relevant details in this regard
22 November Oral Reply to Question *336 - With reference to drains that burst and have been leaking for the past two months, with sewerage seeping onto streets in Ward 39 in eThekwini Municipality,(a) what measures has her department put in place to ensure that the leaking drains get fixed and (b) what is the normal turnaround time to fix sanitation-related problems such as leaking drains?
22 November Oral Reply to Question *328 - Whether she will conduct an investigation into the two companies (names furnished) which were awarded contracts to deliver water pipes to the Umkhanyakude District Municipality (details furnished) without the proper processes being followed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
22 November Oral Reply to Question *323 - How does her department monitor the implementation of mine closure plans, which all mines are mandated to keep?
22 November Oral Reply to Question *317 - Whether she received any advice before appointing her department's former Chief Financial Officer, Mr SifisoMkhize, to the position of Acting Director-General of her department following the resignation of the former Director-General, Ms M A Diedricks, in July 2016; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many other candidates did she consider for the specified position and (b) why did she appoint the specified person?
22 November Oral Reply to Question *316 - Whether, since her reply to oral question 103 on 24 August 2016, the Public Protector's investigation into her alleged illegal removal of a certain person (name furnished) from the delegation to the bi-national Lesotho Highlands Water Project Commission has been completed
22 November Oral Reply to Question *286 - How will the black-owned companies of South African and Lesotho nationals benefit from opportunities in the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme?
22 November Oral Reply to Question *285 - What are the relevant details of the shortage of water in Swartruggens?
18 November Written Reply to Question 2574 - (a) How many applications for water license's has her department declined during the period 1 January to 31 December 2015 and (b) what was the reason for the refusal to issue a water license in each case?
18 November Written Reply to Question 2562 - Whether she is aware of the findings of the report concerning the performance and expense review of the country's water provisions cycle undertaken by the National Treasury
16 November Written Reply to Question 319 - What progress has been made to date on the (a) Umzimvubu Dam and (b) Project Mthombo in the Eastern Cape?
28 October Written Reply to Question 2364 - With reference to her reply to question 1023 on 5 July 2016, (a) how many boreholes did her department (i) drill, (ii) repair and/or (iii) upgrade since 1 October 2015, (b) what is the exact GPS location of each of the specified boreholes
28 October Written Reply to Question 282 - With reference to her reply to Question 147 on 20 April 2016, what is the relationship between (a) her department, (b) Johannesburg Water and (c) the Water Service Provider of the City of Johannesburg?
21 October Written Reply to Question 2318 - Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to (i) her department and/or (ii) each entity reporting to her were completed from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available
21 October Written Reply to Question 2260 - By what date will she give notice in the Government Gazette of the establishment of the newly amalgamated Mhlathuze and Umgeni Water Board, in terms of section 28(1) of the Water Services Act, Act 108 of 1997, as amended?
21 October Written Reply to Question 2259 - With reference to her reply to question 1961 on 7 October 2016, on what statutory grounds was the specified interim transitional committee established, for how long were the members of the specified council appointed, including the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson?
21 October Written Reply to Question 2228 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1716 on 27 September 2016, the funding allocated for the Sedibeng Regional Sewerage Scheme was spent in each financial year for which it was allocated
14 October Written Reply to Question 2197 - How many tests are required to monitor effluent discharge from waste water treatment plants in each province, of the specified tests have been conducted in the past five financial years?
14 October Written Reply to Question 2196 - How many directives did her department issue to municipalities for the discharge of ineffectively treated effluent in the past five financial years and during the period 1 April 2016 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?
14 October Written Reply to Question 2195 - What are the names of each board member of each of the country's water boards that report to her, when was each of the specified board members first appointed to sit in the respective boards?
14 October Written Reply to Question 2194 - When will the upgrades of the water treatment works at the Amsterdam and Sheepmoor Bulk Water Schemes in Mpumalanga commence and what are the budgeted costs and timeframes in each case?
14 October Written Reply to Question 2193 - What (a) is the current status of the Ermelo Waste Water Treatment Plant in Mpumalanga
14 October Written Reply to Question 2157 - With reference to the eight contracts related to the progress of Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme that are in the process of procurement, what is, in each case
14 October Written Reply to Question 2156 - With reference to the five contracts regarding the progress of Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme that were awarded, what is, in each case, the nature of the work completed?
14 October Written Reply to Question 2155 - With reference to 16 completed contracts regarding the progress of Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme, what is, in each case, the nature of the work completed
23 September Written Reply to Question 2113 - What amount did her department and each entity reporting to her spend on advertising on the Africa News Network 7 channel, SA Broadcasting Corporation television channels?
23 September Written Reply to Question 2078 - Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of her department signed a performance agreement since their appointment; if not, what is the total number of HODs who have not signed performance agreements, what is the reason in each case?
23 September Written Reply to Question 2043 - What formal qualifications does each of her department's Chief Financial Officers and/or acting Chief Financial Officers and Directors-General and/or acting Directors-General possess?
23 September Written Reply to Question 2007 - What are the reasons for the recent water shortages experienced in the Emalahleni Local Municipality and Amsterdam in the Mkhondo Local Municipality in Mpumalanga and steps is her department taking to manage the water shortages in each case?
23 September Written Reply to Question 2006 - What levels of E.Coli were detected in the water quality tests done for the Louise Road Dam in Del Judor in the Emalahleni Local Municipality in Mpumalanga in each month during the period 1 April 2016 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?
16 September Written Reply to Question 1962 - When does a certain person's (name furnished) term as the Chairperson of Mhlathuze Water Board end and for how many years has she served on the specified board?
16 September Written Reply to Question 1961 - Whether, with reference to the appointment of a board and chairperson for the proposed merger of the Mhlathuze and Umgeni water boards, she required that a selection panel be constituted in terms of section 3 of Schedule 1 of the Water Services Act, Act 108 of 1997, as amended?
9 September Written Reply to Question 1816 - From which country did her department import the desalination package plant in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal and at what cost and who is operating the specified plant and at what cost?
9 September Written Reply to Question 1815 - What is the extent of the water infrastructure maintenance being undertaken in the Mopani District in Limpopo and why did the cost of the specified project increase from R 94,4 million to R 502,6 million in three months?
9 September Written Reply to Question 1814 - When did the pipeline project between the Craigieburn Dam and Greytown in KwaZulu-Natal start and what is the budgeted cost of the specified project and distance of the pipeline?
9 September Written Reply to Question 1813 - When was the raising of the wall of the Hazelmere Dam in KwaZulu-Natal approved, what is the approved budget and cost of the project to date?
9 September Written Reply to Question 220 - Whether there are any plants in place to ensure that provincial governments and municipalities work together to address water conservation and utilisation challenges emanating from the non-existence of water and sanitationportfolio in the different provinces and municipalities
26 August Written Reply to Question 1722 - What progress has been made with regard to the Bucket Eradication Programme in the provinces where the specified programme has not been fully implemented
26 August Written Reply to Question 1721 - What progress has been made with regard to the Nooitgedacht Low Level Scheme Phase 2 project which is intended to augment water supply and alleviate water scarcity at the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
26 August Written Reply to Question 1716 - Whether any funds allocated to her department for the Sedibeng Regional Sewerage Scheme in the Sedibeng District Municipality in Gauteng by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Committee have been withdrawn; if not, what is the position in this regard
26 August Written Reply to Question 1697 - What is her department's time frames for commencing with Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water project and completing the project at what stage will the preparatory work
26 August Written Reply to Question 200 [*96] - Which rural communities has her department prioritised for the provision of water and sanitation?
19 August Written Reply to Question 1695 - Why was the R43 million tender for a regional water purification plant in the Umzinyathi District in KwaZulu-Natal that was initially awarded to a certain company concelled and subsequently awarded to another company and what criteria were used to award the specified tender to the specified company
19 August Written Reply to Question 1694 - Which municipality are benefiting from the Accelerated Community Infrastructure Programme in Mpumalanga?
19 August Written Reply to Question 1693 - How many mining companies in Mpumalang were issued with water rights licences in the 2012 - 13 financial year and since 1 April 2016, in each case indicating the names, locations, products being mined at each of the specified companies?
19 August Written Reply to Question 1678 - Whether funding has been allocated to her department through the Division of Revenue Act, Act 3 of 2016, for the provision of regional bulk infrastructure for the Sedibeng Regional Sewerage Scheme in the Sedibeng District Municipality in Gauteng.
19 August Written Reply to Question 1674 - How many bucket toilets are still being used in the Ramona Santa Centre and Lerato Park informal settlements in Kimberley in the Northern Cape?
16 August Written Reply to Question 132 - What are the details of her department's plans of developing a Water Plan for South Africa?
16 August Written Reply to Question 126 - Why did the tender amount for Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project increase from R22 billion to R26 billion and which company and/or companies were appointed for the construction of the specified phase?
16 August Written Reply to Question 121 - What has been the developments of water supply to the Mkhanyakuda District in KwaZulu-Natal and is the time frame and assurance that she can give the community by which they will see the basic delivery of services of access to clear water?
16 August Written Reply to Question 103 - Why did she remove a certain person (name and details furnished) from the delegation to the bi-national Lesotho Highlands Water Project Commission and who did she appoint in the specified position
16 August Written Reply to Question 94 - Whether there will be any cost overruns as a result of the delay in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the cost of the overrun?
16 August Written Reply to Question 93 - What is the state functionality and maintenance of the Rooiwal Water Treatment Plant in hammanskraal
16 August Written Reply to Question 87 - With reference to her Budget Speech in May 2016, an amount of R795 million was allocated to KwaZulu-Natal for the regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant Programme (details furnished), when did the Nongoma Bulk Water and Jozini-lngwavuma Bulk Water supply project commence, how much has been spent on each to date and why is there a delay in the completion of the Usuthu Bulk water supply in Nongoma?
16 August Written Reply to Question 67 - Whether there is any cooperation between the three spheres of government in terms of water management and provision to the communities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
16 August Written Reply to Question 66 - Whether there is a policy in place to address water provision to communities that fall under economically depressed municipalities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
27 May Written Reply to Question 1595 - Whether any South African companies ware considered to develop desalination plants along all coastal communities to boost water supply before a partnership was struck around 11 May 2016 with the Islamic Republic of Iran to develop the specified plants
27 May Written Reply to Question 1586 - What amount is owed to the Magalies and Lepelle Northen water boards by each local municipality in Limpopo
20 May Written Reply to Question 1568 - What amount did her department and each entity reporting to her spend on advertising in the 2015-16 financial years
20 May Written Reply to Question 1533 - Whether her department was approached by any political party for any form of funding in the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years and since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?
13 May Written Reply to Question 1446 - With reference to the severe drought that the Kannaland Local Municipality in the Weatern Cape experienced towards the end of the 2014-15 financial years. What plans have been put in place by her department and the Local Municipality to ensure long-term water security in the specified municipality
13 May Written Reply to Question 1422 - What progress has been made to date on the Nooitgedacht Low Level Scheme in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
13 May Written Reply to Question 1421 - With regard to the report delivered by her department to the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on 7 April 2016 where it was reported that the unsuccessful roll-over of R1,601 Billion from the 2014-15 financial year resulted in the rescheduling of a number of infrastructure projects, what are the names?
13 May Written Reply to Question 1420 - With regard to the report delivered by her department to the Portfolio Committee on water and Sanitation on 07 April 2016. What is the name of each Well-Functioning Municipality that received a direct grant from the R5.8 Billion
13 May Written Reply to Question 1419 - What amount did her department and each entity repoting to her spend on contracting consultations in the 2014-15 financial years
13 May Written Reply to Question 1416 - Whether her department and all entities repoting to her are running development programmes for small businesses and co-operatives; if not, why not; if so, in each case what are the relevent details
13 May Written Reply to Question 1367 - Whether her department incurred any irregular, fruitless and westful expenditure as determined by the Auditor-General
13 May Written Reply to Question 1366 - Whether her department acquired any hardware and/or software information technology equipment in the 2014-15 and 2015-16
06 May Written Reply to Question 1271 - What is the water level of the Lomati Dam which supplies water to Barberton in the Umjindi Local Municipality in Mpumalanga as at 30 April 2016
06 May Written Reply to Question 1233 - With reference to her department's advertisement that it will train 15 000 youths as plumbers
06 May Written Reply to Question 1234 - Whether, with reference to particular key commitments undertaken by her as a consequence of the assessment of her department by the Auditor-general in the 2014-15 financial year
22 April Written Reply to Question 1215 - Why is there still a court order in place for breaching of the uMfolozi River in KwaZulu-Natal when the river hits a certain level
22 April Written Reply to Question 1213 - How many water-use licences have been issued for mining purposes in each province in the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years
22 April Written Reply to Question 1212 - How many water-use licences have been issued for abstraction from the Crocodile River and what are the names of the companies that received the specified licences.
22 April Written Reply to Question 1211 - Whether her department has received water-use licence application from the SA National Raods Agency for its proposed infrastructure projects
22 April Written Reply to Question 1194 - Whether any of the Cuban engineers who were imported by her department in February 2015 to work on water projects have completed any projects to date
22 April Written Reply to Question 1193 - With reference to an oversight visit conducted at the Clanwilliam Dam on 23 March 2016. When will the tender documents be completed by Bigen Africa
22 April Written Reply to Question 1183 - What percentage of the total procurement of her department and every entity reporting to herwent to small-medium and micro-sized enterprises
11 April Written Reply to Question 1057 - Has her department conducted an audit to assess the storage capacity of its dams; if not, why not; if so, when was the specified audit conducted and what did the results indicate?
11 April Written Reply to Question 1024 - Whether her department's investigation into alleged corruption regarding the training of youth in the Rubbytad CC project has been concluded; if not, why not; if so, what were the outcome of the specified investigation?
11 April Written Reply to Question 1023 - With reference to her statement made during the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 16 February 2016 in Parliament (details furnished) that plans were under way to drill new and refurbish existing boreholes, How many boreholes will be drilled in each province during the next financial years
11 April Written Reply to Question 974 - Whether the Marseille Weste Transfer Site in the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Estern Cape complies with every relevant provision of the National Environmental Management Act
11 April Written Reply to Question 897 - Has she earned any additional income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, since her appointment as Minister
11 April Written Reply to Question 855 - Why has she not attanded to the residents of Orange Farm who have been without water for almost six months as this situation is affecting their health
08 April Written Reply to Question 147 - Has she and/or her Deputy Minister ever met with any member employee and/or close associate of the Gupta family and/or attanded any meeting with the specified persons
18 March Written Reply to Question 859 - When is the community of Siyancuma in the Northern Cape, Huhudi and Ipeleng in North West and Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality in Free State going to get water?
18 March Written Reply to Question 822 - With regard to the water quality of the Umbilo and Palmiet and Vungu rivers in KwaZulu-Natal, What are the greatest risk in each case
18 March Written Reply to Question 821 - What are the current phosphate levels of the inanda Dam near Hillcrest in KwaZulu Natal
18 March Written Reply to Question 820 - With reference to the Msunduzi River Sewer Project which is a joint partnership between the Duzi-Umgeni Conservation Trust and the Msunduzi Local Municipality in KwaZulu Natal
18 March Written Reply to Question 819 - How much does her department owe each of the water boards in the country
18 March Written Reply to Question 818 - With reference to her reply to question 4225 on 18 December 2015. which of the provinces which have been declared drought disaster areas have approved drought intervention plans in place
18 March Written Reply to Question 752 - With reference to her department's Third Quarter Expenditure Report for the 2015-16 financial year, what capital assets were purchased from the R5,9 billion that was spent from her department's operational budget
11 March Written Reply to Question 637 - Whether with reference to the freshwater ecosystems that are in an endangered state (details fumished),
26 February Written Reply to Question 477 - When will the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project be completed at what cost
26 February Written Reply to Question 475 - What is the budget and cost to date of the construction of the 20 megaliter per day water purification plant in the Madibeng Local Municioality
26 February Written Reply to Question 474 - Whether any investigations, both formal and informal, have been undertaken in Joubertina in the Kou-Kamma Local Municipality
26 February Written Reply to Question 443 - Whether her department was ready to initiate an adequate number of desalination plants using the latest proven and cost effective technology.
19 February Written Reply to Question 428 - Which towns in each province have been affected by water shrtage during the period 1 June 2015 to 15 February 2016
19 February Written Reply to Question 390 - With reference to President Jacob G Zuma's undertaking in his State of the nation Address delivered on the 12 February 2015
19 February Written Reply to Question 319 - Whether she is aware of the critical water shortages in Vryheid in the AbaQulusi Local Municipality
19 February Written Reply to Question 264 - Whether she and/or her department has bought advertising space in The News Age
19 February Written Reply to Question 32- Whether the Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Plant is functioning optimally in terms of chemicals, staff and maintenance
11 February Written Reply to Question 206 - Has her department awarded any contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by certain persons
11 February Written Reply to Question 194 - Whether she is planning to host an awards ceremony, as was done in the past, to award the top achievers in the Blue and Green Drop incentive programme
11 February Written Reply to Question 193 - What is her department's figure for the amount of water that is potentially available for development in the year 2025
11 February Written Reply to Question 192 - With reference to her reply to question 570 for oral reply on 11 November 2015, what was the results of the latest E.coli tests done by her department
11 February Written Reply to Question 191 - With refrence to her reply to question 572 for oral reply on 11 November 2015 and since 1 January 2015 what are the details of each dispute
11 February Written Reply to Question 190 - Whether, following the completion of the R3 billion De Hoop Dam in Limpopo, the residents of the district municipalities of Sekhukhune, Waterberg and Capricorn are being provide with piped water
11 February Written Reply to Question 189 - Whether there are any plans to desilt the Hazelmere Dam in KwaZulu-Natal and Welbedacht Dam in the Free State
11 February Written Reply to Question 187 - What is the total cost of the contruction of a pipeline from the Gariep Dam to the Knellpoort Dam
11 February Written Reply to Question 186 - Whether her department developed the NWRS2 Implementation Progress Report by June 2015
11 February Written Reply to Question 121 - How many of the water use applications were received form the agricultural and mining sectors respectively
11 February Written Reply to Question 120 - How many of the 1 084 water treatment supply systems assessed for the compliance with drinking water quality standars in the 2014-15 financial year did not comply
11 February Written Reply to Question 119 - How many of the 1 028 wastewater collector system which were assessed for compliance with effuent dischargs in the 2014-15 financial year
11 February Written Reply to Question 118 - Which river systems, in each province currently have water quality management systems in place
11 February Written Reply to Question 117 - What is the reason for the decrease in the number of monitored gauging sites
11 February Written Reply to Question 116 - How effective has the Water Research Commission been in advising her department on climatic conditions
11 February Written Reply to Question 106 - Whether she has entered into a performance agreement with the President, Mr Jacob Zuma
11 February Written Reply to Question 42 - What does her department intend to do to alleviate the water crisis which has reached alarming proportions
11 February Written Reply to Question 40 - Whether, in light of Zero tolerance campaign, her department has acted against Matlosan municipality
11 February Written Reply to Question 30 - Whether her Ministry has any frozen vacant positions

 

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